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15 Powerful Prayers for Families in Crisis

15 Powerful Prayers for Families in Crisis

When families are facing crisis, it can be one of the most challenging and overwhelming experiences they may ever encounter. Whether it’s financial difficulties, health issues, or relationship struggles, the impact can be felt by all family members.

During such trying times, turning to prayer can provide comfort, hope, and strength to face the challenges ahead. I have provided some of the most powerful prayers for families in crisis that will bring peace and healing to families in need.

Whether you seek spiritual guidance, strength, or comfort, these prayers will restore peace to whatever crisis your family is currently experiencing. Trans-formative power of faith in difficult times.

The resources you will find in this article include the following:

  1. How do I pray for the whole family?
  2. 15 prayers for families in crisis
  3. Frequently asked questions about prayers for families in crisis.

How Do I Pray for the Whole Family?

Praying for your whole family is an excellent way to show your love and concern for your loved ones.

Here are some simple steps you can follow to pray for your whole family:

  • Begin with Gratitude.

First, start your prayer by thanking God for your family and all of God’s blessings in the life of each member.

You can express gratitude for the love, joy, peace, and support that your family and its members provide for one another.

  • Pray for Each Family Member.

Next, pray individually for each family member, asking God to bless and protect them.

You can also pray for other aspects of their lives, such as their physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

  • Pray for Family Unity.

Ask God to help your family to grow closer together in love, unity, and understanding.

Also, pray that any misunderstandings or disagreements between family members will be resolved and that your family will be strengthened and united.

  • Pray for Your Family’s Needs.

Tell God about any specific needs your family may have, whether financial, relational, or otherwise.

Ask God to provide for those needs and to help your family to overcome any challenges that may come their way.

  • Pray for God’s Will.

And lastly, pray that God’s will be done in the lives of your family members. Ask God to guide your family members in their decisions and help them to follow His path for their lives.

I urge you to pray for your family regularly and trust that God will answer your prayers in His perfect timing. If you are ready to pray for your family out of a crisis, you will find 15 powerful prayers below.

Here Are Prayers for Families in Crisis.


  1. Prayer for families in Crisis.

Psalm 34:18, NIV. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Dear God, thank you for your goodness over my beloved family and every one of its members. We are currently in crisis, so I pray you guide us toward seeking help through family counseling, therapy, and professional resources.

Please, Lord, intervene in our lives so we can enjoy your transcendent peace. Strengthen us in your love and grace and restore us through your mercy.

Dear Jesus, I also pray for other families in crisis as I pray for mine. I pray for your wisdom to guide parents in their roles and for your healing touch to mend broken marriages. Also,  bring peace and comfort in the hearts of those facing divorce.

Thank you, dear Lord, because I know you will bring peace to my family and those I have prayed for.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Families Crisis Prayers.

Philippians 4:6, NIV. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Dear Heavenly Father, I lift my family in crisis, we are currently facing child custody battles, and I ask for your divine intervention. We are also undergoing family mediation, and I ask that you grant us clarity and wisdom as we work toward a resolution.

I also pray that as we seek help through family support groups, we may find comfort and hope through your love. Father God, I pray for family crisis management teams that you may grant them the tools and resources to assist us.

Above all, I pray your grace and peace reign in my family and that we find strength and hope through you.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Family Problems.

1 Peter 5:7, NIV. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Dear God, I commit my family passing through a series of problems and crises to your mighty hand; help us find respite in you. Please guide us toward conflict resolution and stress management.

Help us to develop better communication skills so that we can build and maintain strong relationships with one another. May we always seek to love and support one another, even in times of crisis.

Always bless us with the strength and wisdom to overcome any challenges that may arise within our family.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Healing and Protection for My Family.

Psalm 147:3, NIV. He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Dear Lord Jesus, I seek your healing and protection over my family. Please wrap your loving arms around us during this difficult time and provide us with the emotional support we need to overcome our challenges.

I also ask that you guide us toward the right resources, such as grief counseling, substance abuse counseling, anger management, and domestic violence counseling, to help us heal and grow stronger together.

Please give us the courage and strength to face our struggles head-on and come out on the other side stronger than ever before.

Above all, I pray for your divine protection over my family, shielding us from harm and leading us toward a brighter future.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Emergency Prayer for Family.

Psalm 9:9, NIV. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.

Almighty God, I pray for my family in this time of need.

Lord, you know the many struggles some of my beloved family members have been battling with mental health issues and trauma from the past. So, I pray for your guidance as we seek mental health counseling and trauma counseling to help us heal.

Lord Jesus, I also ask that you grant us the strength to overcome these challenges and the wisdom to implement effective coping strategies. I pray that we may find comfort in your love and grace as we strive to take care of ourselves and one another.

Most importantly, may we find the support we need through friends, family, and professionals who can help us on this journey.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Families in Crisis

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  1. Prayer for Family Relationships.

Psalm 46:1, NIV. God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.

Dear God, I commit my family’s relationships to you. I pray for your guidance as we strive to build positive parenting and co-parenting relationships within our blended family. Lord, we know that this can be a challenging task, but with your help, I believe it is possible.

I also pray for your blessing on our blended family, that we may all work together in love, respect, and cooperation. Father, I ask that you help us embrace our differences and find common ground to strengthen our relationships.

For single parents in my family, we pray for your comfort and support. I ask that you provide them with the strength they need to meet the demands of parenting alone. May they find the help and encouragement they need in family and friends who care for them.

Lord, I pray that you help them to be the parents that their children need them to be. Give my family and I  the patience, understanding, and wisdom to guide us through life’s challenges.

Lastly, I ask that you help us model your love, kindness, and forgiveness in all that we do.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Family Strength.

Matthew 11:28, NIV. Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Awesome God, I ask for strength for my family at this time of crisis. I know that life can be challenging, and my family needs your help to navigate the difficulties we are facing right now.

In addition to strength, I also ask for wisdom as we seek financial counseling to help us manage our resources and plan for the future.

Abba Father, pour your blessings on our children; I pray that you guide us to find the right child and adolescent counseling to help them grow and develop in healthy ways.

For ____, who is dealing with teenage pregnancy, I ask that you provide her with the support she needs to make the best decisions for herself and her baby.

Precious Lord, we cannot face these challenges alone, even as a family. The truth is that we need your strength to help us through difficult times. So, please give us the courage to face our problems head-on and the faith to trust in your love and care for us.

Heavenly Father, your word commands us to pray for one another, so I commit to you, families who have opened their hearts and homes to children in foster care; I pray for your strength and encouragement.

In addition, I ask that you help them to provide a stable, loving environment for these children who need it so much. And for those who are considering adoption, I pray for your guidance and counseling to help them make the right decisions for their family.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Short Prayer for Family.

John 16:33, NIV. I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

Our Father in Heaven, thank you because we can come to you with any need, and you will hear us and answer our prayers. So, today, I lift my family to you, praying for your grace as we face the challenges that come our way.

For those who are coping with illness, I ask for your comfort and healing touch. May they feel your presence with them, bringing them peace and strength.

For my grandparents, who are currently struggling with their health and other crisis, I pray for your support and care. Help us to be there for them, to offer the love and support they need in their time of need.

Gracious God, I also pray for those who are caring for elderly loved ones; please give them the grace to be patient. Assist them in meeting their needs with love and compassion to honor them as the treasures they are.

And lastly, for those who may be dealing with family law issues, I pray for your wisdom. Help them find a resolution that is fair and just for all involved, and remember that we are all part of your family.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Family Unity.

Psalm 34:17, NIV. The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Dear Heavenly Father, the devastating effects of child abuse and neglect is one of the issues currently causing disunity and trying to break my family apart.

So, I ask that you help us to be vigilant in recognizing the signs of abuse and neglect in our own home and the homes of those around us.

Give us the courage to intervene when we see any child in danger and the resources to provide crisis intervention and emergency services when necessary. I pray for unity and strength as we navigate this trial together. Bless my family with the spirit of love, forgiveness, and unity, especially at this time.

Help us to overcome any other conflicts or misunderstandings that may arise and to always treat one another with kindness and respect.

In addition, I pray for the brave men and women who staff the hotlines and crisis centers that provide support and guidance to families in crisis. Finally, I ask that you bless them with the strength and wisdom to always offer comfort and hope to those who call upon them for help.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. Daily Prayer for Family.

Isaiah 40:31, NIV. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Everlasting God, thank you for the love and support of family as we journey through life together. As we begin a new day, I ask for your guidance and blessings upon my family. I pray that you bless us with the grace to pull through the current crisis facing us as a family.

Lord Jesus, I ask that you watch over us and protect us daily. Help us to be good parents and to seek out parenting classes and family planning resources that can help us daily to raise our children with love and wisdom.

For those struggling with infertility in my family, I also ask that you guide them to the right resources for infertility counseling and treatment and that you bless them also with the gift of children.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

Prayers for Families in Crisis

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  1. Powerful Prayers for Family in Crisis.

John 14:27, NIV. Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.

Sovereign Lord, thank you because you are a God of love and compassion. I am before you today in the midst of the ongoing crisis within my family.

I ask for your comfort and peace during this difficult time. Please give us the grace to overcome the challenges that have come our way and pour out your love upon my family during this time.

Please give us the wisdom to make the right decisions and the courage to face whatever challenges may come our way. I also pray for your protection and guidance over my family and ask that you help us draw closer to one another as we face this crisis together.

Lastly, I pray _____ who needs postpartum depression support, _____ who could use pregnancy counseling, and others in my family who need parenting resources, L.G.B.T.Q+ family support, or military family support the help they need to overcome their individual crisis.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Prayers for When Your Family is Struggling with Immigration and Similar Issues.

Isaiah 41:13, NIV. For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Dear God, my family is struggling through a difficult crisis. So, I ask that you lead us to the support and resources we need to overcome our many struggles.

Help my undocumented family find the immigration counseling, refugee support, homelessness prevention, food insecurity support, and legal aid we need to move forward.

Please, Father, provide us with comfort and peace during this trying time. Give us the strength to persevere and the courage to face this current issue and any other challenges that may come our way.

Lastly, I pray for your protection over my family, asking that you help us draw closer to one another and you during this difficult time.

In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

  1. Short Prayer for Protection for Family.

Nahum 1:7 NIV. The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.

Mighty God, please watch over my family and keep us safe from harm.

Protect us from any danger that may come our way, and guide us to mental health resources, supportive housing, job training and placement, education resources, and youth programs that can help us to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Lord, assist us in supporting and encouraging one another and lifting each other in times of need. Please continue to watch over us in your infinite wisdom and goodness now and always.

This I pray, in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  1. Prayer for Family Guidance and Protection.

Isaiah 43:2 NIV. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Heavenly Father, I come to you today seeking your guidance and protection over my family. I pray that you be with us as we face the challenges of life and that you provide us with the resources, we need to overcome them.

Lord, I ask for your guidance in finding respite care, hospice care, addiction recovery resources, rehabilitation services, and child and family services when they need them.

I also pray that you lead us to the right people and the right places to get the help we need. Keep us safe from harm and watch over us as we go about our daily lives.

Finally, I ask for your comfort and peace during this crisis.

Thank you because I know you are always with us, and we take comfort in knowing that you will never leave us or forsake us.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name. Amen.

  1. Intercessory Prayers for Family.

James 5:16 NIV. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

Dear Lord, please help us to be loving and compassionate toward one another and to always seek your will for our lives.

I pray especially that you guide us to community outreach programs, faith-based support, non-profit organizations, mental health advocacy groups, and peer support groups that can provide the support and resources we need.

In addition, Lord, I ask that you bless these organizations and the people who work within them. May they always be a source of hope, healing, and encouragement for us and those who are struggling.

Finally, we pray for the strength and courage to reach out for help when we need it. Give us the courage to seek out the support and resources we need to thrive and the humility to accept help from others when it is offered.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.


In times of crisis, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. But the truth is that we can find hope and strength in prayer in times of crisis. By turning to God and lifting our families in prayer, we invite His presence and guidance into our lives.

We can always trust that He hears our prayers and will provide for our needs, even in the most difficult of circumstances. May these prayers for families in crisis bring comfort, healing, and renewed hope to your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a short prayer for family Protection?

Dear God, I pray for your protection over my family. Watch over us, guide us, and keep us safe from harm. Protect us from evil, accidents, and from illness. Help us to be aware of our surroundings and to make wise choices in all we do.

Also, give us the courage to stand up for what is right, and the wisdom to know when to seek help. Lord, I know that you are always with us, and I trust in your love and care for my family.

In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

  1. What is a good prayer for families?

Merciful Father, thank you so much for the gift of family and the love that binds us together. Help us to always cherish and nurture the relationships within my family, to support and encourage one another. And to forgive each other when we fall short.

I also ask that you bless my family with good health, financial stability, and opportunities to grow and thrive together. Give us the strength to face any challenges that come our way, and help us to always turn to you for guidance and comfort.

Finally, may our home be filled with love, joy, and peace, and may we always seek to honor you in all that we do.

Thank you because you are faithful and a constant presence in our lives.

In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Psalm  for family Issues

There are several Psalms in the Bible that can be helpful for family issues; these include:

  • Psalm 127.

This Psalm emphasizes the importance of relying on God to build a strong family and household.

  • Psalm 128.

This Psalm provides a blessing for those who fear the Lord and follow His ways in their families.

  • Psalm 133.

This Psalm emphasizes the importance of unity and harmony within families. And lastly,

  • Psalm 145.

This particular Psalm praises God for His goodness and compassion, which can be a source of comfort and strength for families facing a crisis.

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